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Jamaica; not a beautiful place at all.

"Whoo-hoo!" I finally get to go out of the country on my own, meaning no family members tagging along. I was thrilled. It was finally time for a change in me, the people, and the world. I arrived to Kingston Jamaica where the humidity felt like 100 degrees. Being in a sweater and sweatpants made me feel like I was about to have a heat stroke, especially because where I came from had 0 degree...

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Tragedy Can Happen When You Travel

"That could never happen to me!" Probably everybody, of any age, has uttered this saying at one time or another. But a heartbreaking news story released by Travel Weekly is a harrowing reminder that this belief could not be more misguided. Earlier this week, a group of friends on a snorkeling trip in Cancun were told to jump into the water when the catamaran they were on began to...

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Teens and Hotels: What Do They Really Want?

There are many things that a hotel should have to appeal to a teenager. Here are a few amenities that make my time in any hotel more enjoyable.  My Top Five Requirements: 1. A TV with full cable and VCR or DVD player and a video game system that you don’t have to pay to play (or you pay a small one-time fee.) 2. A swimming pool or multiple pools with...

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My SCUBA Class

SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (and a great time as well!) My first (and hopefully not last) experience occurred during my 1999 vacation to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. The resort I went to, called Beaches, was an “all- inclusive” and they were offering a How To Scuba Dive ‘resort...

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Dreaming of Exotic Islands: Puerto Rico

One of my dreams has always been to travel to an exotic island. I thought Puerto Rico would be an ideal place. A commonwealth country of the U.S., I pictured it to be similar to Miami with Spanish-speaking people. So, for my first trip out of the country, I went to San Juan in 2001. It was more beautiful...

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Boscobel Beach Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

When my family and I ventured off to Jamaica to take a 10-day holiday in 1998 we chose the Boscobel Beach Resort so that there would be plenty for my sister and I to do and my parents could have the opportunity to lounge by the pool and soak up the sun. If you have active older children as both my sister and I were, they can hop down to the beach to learn how to water ski one day, sail the next,...

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Coconut Bay Resort And Spa, St. Lucia

A beautiful island, a great resort, a high quality all-inclusive experience for all ages in a verdant eco-paradise.St. Lucia’s majestic Piton mountains and lush vegetation make it one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. If your family has just arrived from a long international flight, however, you may not be able to fully appreciate your two-hour drive to St....

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Jamaica’s Sunset Beach Resort And Spa

I highly recommend Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This resort has something to offer everyone from ages 2 to 102. The scenery was breathtaking, the food was extremely pleasant to the palate and the staff was accommodating and delightful. We have stayed at many all-inclusive resorts...

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British Columbia’s Backcountry Ski Lodges

In the back woods of Canada's far west, you can rough it in style with expert skiers or enjoy the snowy wilderness with little ones. It has been a long day - exhilarating and exhausting. We have skied up and down several mountain peaks in the spectacularly remote Selkirk Range of the British Columbia Rockies. We are literally in the middle of nowhere. Many kilometers - and a helicopter...

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Six college students leave the beach and explore DR's capital, whose history and beauty all ages can enjoy.The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for vacationers from around the globe. With its beautiful beaches, clear, blue water, and the friendly Dominican people, it may be hard to leave your beach chair and piña colada. But if six college students can do it, then anyone...

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